Thursday, 21 May 2015

Guard your Country against Terrorism


Anti Terrorism Day is observed across the country on May 21, every year, recalling the death of late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, who was assassinated on May 21, 1991. Terrorism and insurgency are the unending battles India has been fighting since Independence.  The day highlights and raises awareness about the dangers of terrorism and its dangerous effects on people, society and the country as a whole. Terrorism can be defined as ‘The calculated use of violence or the threat of violence, against civilians in order to attain goals that are political, religious or ideological in nature.’ Terrorism is put into practice through intimidation, coercion or instilling fear.  India is among some of the countries which are increasingly affected by terrorism causing a significant threat to the life of people of India. The regions with long term terrorist activities have been Jammu and Kashmir, east-central and south-central India and the Seven Sisters states (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura).

Groups involved in terrorism in India:

Few of the militant groups which are spreading terrorism in India includes Al-Qaeda, Babbar Khalsa International, Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI), Jaish-e-Muhammad, Harakat ul-Mujahadeen etc. LTTE is among such militant group which has caused lot of unrest and violence in Srilanka. LTTE is also responsible for the death of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

India subdivides terrorism in four major groups

Ethno-nationalist terrorism - This form of terror focuses either (a) on creating a separate State within India or independent of India or in a neighboring country, or (b) on emphasizing the views/response of one ethnic group against another.
Religious terrorism - This form of terror focuses on religious imperatives, a presumed duty or in solidarity for a specific religious group, against one or more religious groups.
Left wing terrorism - This form of terror focuses on economic ideology, where all the existing socio-political structures are seen to be economically exploitative in character and a revolutionary change through violent means is essential.
Narco terrorism - This form of terror focuses on creating illegal narcotics traffic zones.
What agencies are responsible for fighting terrorism in India?
India has several intelligence agencies that monitor terrorist activities. The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is the external intelligence agency and the Intelligence Bureau (IB), a division of the Home Affairs Ministry, collects intelligence inside India. Narcotics Control Bureau, Defence Intelligence Agency, All India Radio Monitoring Services, etc.

Terrorism indiscriminately affects innocent people, who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. BFGI join hands with the government to fight strongly against Terrorism and to provide a safe and secure environment to everybody directly and indirectly associated to our institution. Our minimal efforts to Counter terrorism:

1. Stay vigilant with new neighbors and also for people who don’t seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or anywhere else.
2. Know your maid’s where about. Make sure you hire maid after necessary police enquiry.
3. Stay vigilant to your surroundings. While travelling in public transport always ensure there is no unattended articles below your seat or anywhere around.
4. Cooperate with the security checking formalities as and when required.
5. Whenever you login from cyber cafĂ©’s ensure you are properly logged-out from your account.
6.  Be observant towards strangers seeking information about military operations, capabilities, or people. Elicitation attempts may be made by mail, fax, and telephone or in person.
7. Tests of Security: If someone is attempting to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of security measures, or if he is attempting to record and analyze reaction times to security breaches, contact your local authorities.

SATP (South Asian Terror Portal) has listed 180 terrorist groups that have operated within India over the last 20 years, many of them co-listed as transnational terror networks operating in or from neighboring South Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. Let’s join hands to fight terrorism by having a family emergency plan in place. Safe home, safe neighborhood and safe India. 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

“Mother”, We Salute Thee Mother’s Day

The almighty choose a woman to conceive, nurture and craft a child’s future. Mother is a word which exists in everybody’s vocabulary. Call her by any name and at every instance she symbolizes pure, selfless and unconditional love. “Mother” the name itself flashes endless cherishing and magical memories of childhood and fills our heart with gratitude and respect towards her. Mother’s day celebration is just a negligible effort to recognize her personality as a mother. The day is observed on the second Sunday in May. It is a time to honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their contribution to family and society. It is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers etc. These material gifts will make her happy but your love, care, affection and appreciation will make her blush all the way again.

Although a female is born with an innate qualities of love, care and affection but it is also true that a mother is born when a child is born. She has a natural instinct to take care of an infant in the way that nobody else can every match-up. She sacrifices her sleep, social life and everything possible to ensure comfort to her offspring’s. Bathing, diapering, massaging becomes primarily important while nurturing an infant. She comprise of a bundle of emotions that sometimes defy reason. So this goes out to all the mothers who have kept awake all night with their sick toddlers in their arms, constantly uttering those compassionate words, "It's OK honey, Mommy's here." She walks before her child, as a technique to set an example, protect and teach them about the practical experiences of life. To a teenager she walks behind them to be there should they need her. You will always find her walking beside you when you even are an adult. At every phase of life, a mother stands as a strong pillar to support her children in all thick and thins. 

Call her a teacher, guide, mentor or friend she is the best. We at BFGI, Salutes the spirit of motherhood to honor all the maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. As a mother she contributes tremendously to our education system as she’s the first teacher to every child.  Mother is a woman of great influence.  We bow down and salute all the grandmothers and great grandmothers as well.  This mother’s day go ahead and try these gifting ideas to make her day most rememberable: Fashion jewelry, bracelet, handbags, footwear’s, Handmade cards with lovely message, holiday package, dinner preparation, cake, make a collage of your and her memorable snaps etc. add some personal touch to your gift and wrap it up with your love for her, it will work wonders and make her feel special. Let her know how she matters the most in your life, how her precious love has shaped your unique and successful personality. BFGI acknowledges the never ending love of a mother on this special occasion called “Mother’s Day”.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Internship benefits to student and businesses.

Internships are arrangements in which college students lend their talents to companies in return for an opportunity to develop business skills and gain exposure to the work environment. Employers and Students benefit from internships in different ways. 

Benefits of Internships for EMPLOYERS:

The process of recruiting and hiring is time consuming and is a drain on company resources. Summer internship is the best source to hire most sought-after, fresh and diverse talent for new insight and ideas. Internship gives opportunity to create pipeline of quality candidates to fill entry-level position and train them according to company’s methods and processes. Interns are typically hungry to gain experience and eager to perform well which enables company to effectively evaluate student’s potential as a fulltime employee and to develop them as future managers and corporate leaders. 

Being an inexpensive resource, they're among the most highly motivated members of the workforce. Employees hired via internship programme have higher retention rate. Setting up an internship program allows you to take advantage of short-term support. Interns can relieve overwork, the extra sets of hands help your employees be more productive, prevent them from becoming overburdened by side projects, as well as free them up to accomplish more creative tasks or those where higher-level, strategic thinking or expertise is required. Through the mentoring of interns the staff develops skills in being leaders and supervisors. Interns also often prove to be invaluable recruiting tools when they return to campus. A student returning from an internship with a favorable impression becomes an on-campus advertisement. This helps in reducing the cost of recruiting permanent employees. By hiring interns companies are helping to promote and benefit the educational system, community involvement and maintain important connections with colleges. 

Benefits of Internships for STUDENTS:

In Studies : Internship Encourages completion of college for all students-from top performers to traditionally non-college bound students by linking school to work and by providing access to internship earnings. Students enrolled in internship programs show increased academic performance, and a 20% greater graduation rate. The programme helps in developing students' overall maturity by strengthening resourcefulness, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, self-discipline and sense of responsibility. Students can test out their interests and develop their long-range career plans, and provide a basis to select elective course work which integrates their studies and career goals. One can develop human relations skills through interaction in career settings. Stipend helps the students to be economically independent and learn the value In career:  Students all have their educational experience in common. What stand out to employers are those students who also have work experiences by the time they graduate. This automatically makes them more employable; as they may require less training and are assumed to be able to handle more responsibilities. Students gain experience, develop skills, make connections, strengthen their resumes, learn about a field, confirms or redirects career decision-making and assess their interest and abilities through on-the-job experience. They also learn transferable skills, like communication/interpersonal skills, computer proficiency, and team work. Bridging the gap between theoretical study and the professional world, internship creates meaningful work experiences. This is a unique learning opportunity that you may never have again as a working adult so ask questions, observe, and take risks. If you’ve learned about a specific technique in the classroom, test it out in the world of work, discover and learn about your strengths and weaknesses by creating learning objectives and receiving feedback from your supervisor. This in turn helps in Career development, performance management and provides a better understanding of what is expected of one is to succeed in the workplace. Internship enables one to earn competitive compensation and benefits package 

BFGI's conducts a Global Internship Programme in association with AIESEC. A 6 weeks global internship programme opportunity is provided to the students to increase global competitiveness.   It is a visionary collaboration to make BFGI’s students highly skilled, productive and to increase their income 

Being able to earn practical experience and credit towards your degree is an exciting prospect that adds an additional virtual dimension to the educational process. Internship is becoming the first step to a white-collar career. Also Eighty-one percent of employers have found that new hires with relevant internship experience are better prepared than those without internships. Internship thus benefits to students and businesses both.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

School of International Studies: Making Students Globally Acceptable

BFGI’s dedication towards making its students globally employable has initiated a new mission called “School of International Studies”. Shrimati Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Honorable Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing, Govt. of India has laid its foundation stone this year on the eve of Global Summit on Industry-Academia Interface. Focusing on multidisciplinary study abroad programme, we follow international immersion module designed to give students an opportunity to broaden learning and deepen knowledge about Bilateral Research and Development, Faculty Development, Student Exchange, Student Internships, Dual Degree programs, Path Way programs, Distance Learning Programs, international studies, cultural exchange, school exchange and exposure to increasingly globalized economic and political environment.

Our objective is to bring together students and faculty from diverse disciplines and partners with firms, organizations and community groups located in countries all over the world to nurture adaptability traits in our students. Our students have the opportunity to work on well-defined assignments that challenge them to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world settings. This study abroad programme offers universal competitiveness to our students and can result in some of the most positive, life-altering experiences. The development, implementation, and evaluation strategies include training our students with pre- Immersion sessions at School of International studies.

As a part of School of International Studies, Baba Farid Group of Institutions is working diligently with numerous renowned Universities of the world.School of International Studies will help in overall personal development, increased intercultural development and enhanced interest in academic study. Students who studied abroad were more open to additional international experiences in their careers, and thus tailored their job searches to further that goal. We believe that a study abroad program with a multidisciplinary.Curriculum provides better international opportunity to learn and grow. Alter the current region’s outlook on study abroad, and create a more diverse and practical curriculum for the students.

Chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal is visiting numerous countries including Canada, Germany, Norway, Singapore and many more to tie with the government universities and industries.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

BFGI carving skilled liveware to effectuate National Skill Development objective for Make in India programme.

The 'Make in India' program declared by PM Narendra Modi calls for focusing on skill and knowledge buildout, to lead to revival and significant progress of Indian manufacturing sector. The nucleus of the programme is to ensure GDP contribution of manufacturing sector increases to 25% in next few years. Make in India will invite key players of Global corporate for launch in India, by offering new environment to investors. The modus operandi requires synchronization between the objectives of the government, academic world, industry and job seekers for ensuring that industry specific skills are imparted. Potentially, the target group for skill development comprises all those in the labor force, including those entering the labor market for the first time, those employed in the 
organized sector and those working in the unorganized sector. The current capacity of the skill development programs is 3.1 million. India has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022.  To overcome this shortfall, the policy envisions the establishment of a National Skill Development Initiative which will empower all individuals through improved skills, knowledge, nationally and internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the global market.

In the emerging economy, people will need to continuously learn new skills to meet the economy’s changing requirements. Keeping with the skill development initiative, BFGI has come up with India’s 1st  Skill Development centre, in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India with the initial projected cost of Rs 20 Crores. The roadmap is ready and the 
MOU has been signed. We would focus on Institution-based skill development, formal and informal apprenticeships and other types of training by enterprises. Live workshops, ranging from Automobile workshop in association with Automobile Sector Skill Council of India , Electronics workshop in association with Electronic Sector Skill Council of India , Center of Excellence for Pluming, Manufacturing and Capital Goods in association with Pluming and Capital Goods Skill Councils of India, Heath and Hospitality Clinics in association with Health Sector Skill Council of India and Hospitality Sector Skill Council and many more, will be conducted. As a part of this venture, service centers of different companies like LG, Godrej, Whirlpool, Bosch, Carnation etc. are being established within the campus. The students would be working on some of the real time projects under the expert guidance of master trainers and technicians. Our aim is to be an integral part of “Make In India” programme and to proffer skilled workforce to the 25 key sectors identified under it.